Fat is an essential part of your diet and should be consumed daily to promote health. It is no coincidence that obesity rates have continued to soar since the 1980’s when the government endorsed nutritional guidelines of the USDA food pyramid began demonizing fat and recommended we eliminate / limit fat intake in favor of grains.
We are not getting fat because we are eating too much fat (see Tip#2), fat is satiating and is an essential nutrient to human health- carbs may taste good but they are non-essential which means humans can survive just fine on zero carbs – that is not true when it comes to fat. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are absolutely essential to human health. The modern day abundance of inflammatory diseases are easily explained when we realize how out of balance and deficient Omega 3 is in the North American diet.
Collectively we consume far too much packaged foods that are all abundant in Omega 6 (vegetable oil is a leading source). Part of the problem is food manufacturers remove or do not include Omega 3 in products because it has a very short shelf life. As a result we have an overabundance of long shelf-life “pro-inflammatory” Omega 6 rich packaged foods and nowhere near enough “anti-inflammatory” Omega 3. The solution to this serious problem and establish balance of the essential omegas is to take an Omega 3 supplement daily.
High quality fish oil is the best source of Omega 3. In the spirit of this article and disclosing secrets to expedite fat burning I will share the story of how impactful Omega 3 was in preparing one of my more celebrated clients. It usually comes as a surprise when people learn that I only had nine weeks to prepare Hilary Swank for her Academy Award winning role as a prizefighter in the movie Million Dollar Baby. It’s true; we shot the climactic fight scene where she faced off against a real life middleweight world champion… exactly 63 days after we began training. In that short period of time Hilary packed on 23 pounds of muscle and her body fat percentage reduced by 6% from her already lean physique.
Hilary is fully aware her remarkable transformation would not have happened without Omega 3 supplementation, she was so impressed with the benefits of Omega 3 that she toasted winning her Golden Globe award backstage with a campaign glass containing a tablespoon of Omega 3 oil and again on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno following her Oscar win.
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